And that was a historic evening of the Big Quiz Thing, as we witnessed the world premiere of—brace yourselves—the Big Quiz Thing ballpoint pens! In a striking shade of crimson and the apropos URL text! Yes, we have at last moved into the late 19th century.
Not the finest night in BQT history re: Smart-Ass Points, but we had a few primo ones: the overpaid NBA player who might never play again is Bugs Bunny in Space Jam; any song you don't know in the audio round is by the Insane Clown Posse; and—the winner for the night, taking home some mega-delicious treats from Milk & Cookies Bakery—this early-'90s ska-punk classic is titled "My Haftorah Portion." And it all ended with the Lightning Round, when we learned that there are only 43 days till Christmas! (Fewer now!) And even fewer till Thanksgivakkuh!
The finale brought together the usual nerdlings—the Fantastic Fournicators, Incontinental Congress (repped by recent Jeopardy! contestant Amanda), and—hoping for a come-from-behind victory— returning champs Cash Cab for Cutie. Lo and behold, Dean of CC4C took the crown on two straight questions: "No Scrubs" and Truth or Consequences was all it took.
That shy woman at far left is an old college friend of mine who happened to be in town, wanted to check out the show alone, and hooked up with this team randomly. Good choice!
1. Cash Cab for Cutie: The old bi-peat
2. Fantastic Fournicators
3. Incontinental Congress
4. Hulk Hogan's War Heroes: They are real Americans. Fight for the rights of every man.
5. Braiiins II: Where's the Tables?/Gerard Depardouche/Strippers for Stephen Hawking (tie)
8. Oh Noah You Didn't
9. Happy Birthday
10. Victorious Secret
Big thanks to tonight's prize partners, some of our most stalwart: Milk & Cookies and SubCulture, plus Pogo Events and On Location Tours. Want to add your company to the list? All knowledge you require.
NEXT: Indeed, we're up in Yonkers this Saturday for a very special event: teaming up with the nigh legendary Alamo Drafthouse for a special night of Multimedia Movie Trivia. Three people at a time, with buzzers, and excellent prizes. Tickets and details right here. Then on December 10, we cross the river back to Brooklyn, back to our beloved Littlefield (home most recently of the Big '90s Quiz Thing), for our 2013 Flashback Trivia-O-Rama; tix here. Also, check out the calendar for the latest on shows in Boston and Philadelphia; or make sure you get on our schedule for a fantabulous trivia holiday party. It's all happening—and I mean all—at BigQuizThing.com.